Opinion Please!!

  1. should i get my associate's degree at cy-fair college and then get my bachelor's degree from prairie view and let the hospital that i'll be working at pay for it. do all hospitals does that?

    please respond because i'm seriously confuse and i will appreciate all the responds i shall recieve..:typing
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   TheCommuter
    Not all hospitals provide tuition reimbursement if you continue your education. You will need to find a hospital system that does pay for tuition reimbursement.

    Also, there will be little or no pay difference between the ADN and BSN if you plan to work in the hospitals. Obtain your bachelors' degree if you plan on entering management, teaching, research, or leadership roles.
  4. by   foxyhill21
    Since your overall goal is a BSN, just go straight to PV and get one. Good luck
  5. by   Jessy_RN
    I agree with the above. Good luck.
  6. by   rgrgray
    make sure you take all your classes at nhmccd. make an appt. with the lady at the university center I cant remember her name but she is very helpful good luck by the way conroe, st lukes, and the woodlands hospital offer rebursment and so does kelsey seybold and sadler clinic
  7. by   General E. Speaking, RN
    we have tuition reimbursment ($600/semester) without strings. I work for Christus Hospital- Sisters of Charity. Letting a hospital pay for my education WITH strings makes me nervous. I don't want to owe anyone "years of service" after I graduate. There is money out there for school- grants, student loans, etc...so don't let a dangling carrot guide you. Follow your heart!
  8. by   ENP-wanna-be
    I was going to apply for Cy-Fair's ADN program last year, but found out that they were/are not accredited yet. I agree with everyone above, just dive into Prarieview and get it all done at one school. Good luck!
  9. by   purplemania
    Some hospitals in East Texas DO pay extra for BSN. Many pay tuition as well. I got my ADN then BSN and MSN but it was slow go and I worked full time. If you are able to get your BSN I recommend that.
  10. by   YoungWiseWoman
    BSN...I would just get it over with.
  11. by   Cyndee, MSN, NP
    Quote from future_rn_kamaria
    should i get my associate's degree at cy-fair college and then get my bachelor's degree from prairie view and let the hospital that i'll be working at pay for it. do all hospitals does that?

    please respond because i'm seriously confuse and i will appreciate all the responds i shall recieve..:typing
    i would absolutely go for the bsn, because you will have an easier time getting a job. i live in cc and i know an adn with years of experience at christus spohn. they informed her last summer that she would have to go back and get a bsn in order to keep her job. unfortunately, she wasn't willing to do that so now she's back to being a staff nurse. houston is more competitive and it will more than likely require a master's degree to advance into management. also, several hospitals are recruiting nurses from the phillipines and they all have bsn degrees. i almost made the mistake of getting my adn first and i know i would have regretted it. the fact is, an associates degree is not considered a college degree, and you will have other options besides nursing if you obtain the bsn.
  12. by   darienblythe79
    Quote from future_rn_kamaria
    should i get my associate's degree at cy-fair college and then get my bachelor's degree from prairie view and let the hospital that i'll be working at pay for it. do all hospitals does that?

    please respond because i'm seriously confuse and i will appreciate all the responds i shall recieve..:typing
    if you really need the financial assistance to complete your bsn then by all means get your rn first, but i do have to agree with most of the other posters, get your bsn right off. there is so much fin aid available that you should have no trouble getting school paid for even with out loans. the amount of grant and scholarships available are endless. become best friends with the financial aid advisor at pv and they can open doors you never thought possible. best of luck to you.
  13. by   kat911
    How much time can you give to your education, can you keep going for 4 years or would it be better for you to do two then work and get the BSN later? Which program can you get into first? Many prospective nurses are finding it difficult to get accepted to a program. You have lots of choices where you are now. You have to decide what will work best for you. I had no reqrets going ADN first then BSN later. You will need BSN to be competitive, another 10 years you'll need an MSN. Good luck.

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